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Emmy Awards still not winning at diversity

“The Proposal.” It was a 2009 movie starring Sandra Bullock, but now will forever be the informal title of the 2018 Emmys telecast, thanks to a memorable romantic gesture from Emmy-winning director Glenn Weiss — who summoned the courage during ...

Martha High, backup singer for James Brown, to speak Sept. 22 at Black History Museum

Martha High has stories to tell. The Victoria, Va., native spent more than 30 years singing with “Godfather of Soul” James Brown, the “hardest working man in show business.”

Rally to observe International Day of Peace this Friday

A city group will launch the weekend with a public celebration of diversity and tolerance on Friday, Sept. 21 — officially designated by the United Nations as the International Day of Peace.

Festival celebrating RPS slated Saturday

A new nonprofit, Support Together Area Youth, or STAY, will host a block party this weekend to celebrate Richmond students, teachers and the positives of the public schools.

Blandford Reunion Parade canceled for 2018

The Blandford Reunion Parade that had been rescheduled for Saturday, Sept. 22, in Petersburg has been canceled.

Miss America wins minus swimsuit competition

There she is, Miss America. And Nia Imani Franklin, who won the coveted title Sunday night in Atlantic City while competing as Miss New York, didn’t have to parade around in a swimsuit to be crowned the winner. The Winston-Salem, ...

Noted journalist Bob Woodward to speak Sept. 25 at VCU

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bob Woodward, author of the new book “Fear: Trump in the White House,” will speak 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the Virginia Commonwealth University’s W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts, 922 Park Ave.

Blandford Reunion Parade rescheduled

The Blandford Reunion Parade has been rescheduled to 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, in Petersburg.

Labor Day holiday highlights

Richmond area residents took to the river, parks and football stadiums during Labor Day Weekend, the unofficial end of summer.

Ready, set, school!

Enthusiasm ruled the day Tuesday as students across Metro Richmond headed to class for the start of a new school year.

The Blandford Reunion Parade begins 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, in Petersburg.

The event, which celebrates the Blandford community, has occurred for more than 30 years.

Church Hill Reunion Sept. 8

The Church Hill Reunion will mark its 35th year of providing fun, fellowship and community uplift this weekend.

In the name of Gabriel

In the first scenes of the 2014 short film, “Tobacco Burn,” a tall white man emerges from an old-time tobacco barn, buttoning his britches. Inside, behind the swaying fronds of drying tobacco, a black woman weeps as she adjusts her ...

Howardena Pindell exhibit opening at VMFA

If the 50-year plight of a female artist’s career through a life of racial and gender disparities was never the topic on the fall school reading list, the season is prime to learn from Howardena Pindell’s life story.

16th Annual Happily Natural Day this Saturday

Happily Natural Day returns this weekend to the site of a large vegetable and berry garden in South Side. The 16th edition of the event will be 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at the 5th District Mini ...